Center for Global and Economic Studies

Fostering a community of global leaders

The Center for Global and Economic Studies provides a focal point for addressing the increasing importance of global economic issues. We strive to promote understanding of global economic issues in the academic and business communities, especially at Marquette University and in the southeast Wisconsin region. The Applied Global Business Learning program provides students with opportunities to apply their business skills in real-world settings in developing countries. The Center sponsors numerous activities at Marquette to expand awareness of global economic concerns. Events include the Distinguished Speaker Series in Economic Issues, the Marburg Memorial Lecture, public presentations on contemporary economic issues.  See our blog for up-to-date information on Center’s activities

Economics at Marquette University is offered as an undergraduate major and minor and in the College of Business Administration. Graduate students study global economic issues in great depth in the MBA and Master of Science in Applied Economics programs.

2014-2015 Events

CGES Annual Networking Dinner
On November 3rd the CGES will host its annual networking dinner at the Wisconsin Club. This dinner brings together current economics students of our four different undergraduate and graduate programs with faculty and invited alumni. Business dress is required and the event is an important opportunity for students to work on soft skills. At the end of the dinner the alumni form a panel and discuss their career paths. Students are able to ask questions about jobs, interviews, important skills and so on. Students should watch their MU email for an invitation to the dinner in early October.

2014 Marburg Memorial Lecture
On November 10, 2014, Professor Edward Glaeser of Harvard University will serve as the 2014 Marburg Memorial Lecturer. Dr. Glaeser has a global reputation as a leading scholar on city and urban development and urban issues such as crime, segregation and housing markets. You can read more about Professor Glaeser on his webpage. Please watch for further information about the 2014 Marburg Memorial Lecture.